The wOz Platform includes an innovative wireless network, a system reference design, and an online service to enable wireless solutions in the areas of location, status, control, and communications. wOz partners will bring to market a range of business and consumer solutions based on the wOz Platform. The heart of the wOz Platform is the wOzNet network, a unique local wireless network that provides long range and long battery life at a low cost. wOzNet enables businesses and consumers to locate, monitor and communicate with what’s important to them over much greater distances than current wireless networks. wOzNet also enables the wOzNet Community™ network that can transparently mobilize an entire community to help locate a person, pet or thing that’s not where it should be. The wOz Platform™ is built from the ground up to provide low cost, long range, and exceptional performance in harsh environments, without a complicated, costly technical infrastructure. The heart of the wOz Platform includes a complete GPS-enabled system reference design, the wOzNet wireless network, and an online service, which enables users to track status from a web browser.